We’re really pleased to be sponsoring the Digital Business of the Year category at this year’s Lloyds National Business Awards. The Amazon Digital Business of the Year award is open to any organisation that’s operating online, and it recognises the best use of ecommerce to provide an exceptional customer experience.

Speaking about the award, Simon Johnson, Director of Amazon Seller Services UK, commented: “The digital economy is providing a big boost to the overall British economy, and we want to celebrate the progress that British businesses are making in going digital to provide an even better experience to customers, while growing their companies and creating more jobs. It’s great to see companies large and small, in every sector, and all across the country, making forward strides in e-commerce, and we want to help recognise their success.”

At Amazon, we have various initiatives to help support and enable digital enterprise in the UK. Whether providing starts ups through to large multinationals with cloud computing through Amazon Web Services, delivery online payment solutions with Amazon Payments or helping businesses sell online through Amazon, we strive to help businesses across the UK succeed in the digital economy.

For example, tens of thousands of businesses of all sizes are selling on Amazon, and increasingly we are helping these sellers reach customers across Europe and around the world – in 2015 UK sellers exported almost £1.4bn on Amazon. You can read more about entrepreneurs going digital through Amazon, such as Al Shariat selling coconut-based products, Billy Griffett taking his father’s plumbing business to the next levelor Helen Rolfe quitting her seven-to-seven job and designing colourful covers for electronic devices. All are part of a growing trend of people up and down the country making a great living by building businesses online.

We are look forward to crowning the Amazon Digital Business of the Year at the National Business Awards in November.

Further details about the award and how to apply can be found here